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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Unless society at large is impacted economically by others' obesity, then it is of no concern to society at large.

    It seems to me that there is a major impact, however.
    And what impact would that be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    And what impact would that be?
    Umm.... increased health care costs?

    Like it or not, we all pay in one way or another for increased cost of health care due to obesity, inactivity, drug abuse, and other "lifestyle" health issues. That's just one of many reasons why we have the most expensive health care on the planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Londoner View Post
    How about you look it up?
    Like I said none of my business.

    Second the impacts claimed are SELF INCUMBERED by the society at large. They took on these sorts of problems when taking on the responsibility of provinding health care. There wouldnt be a problem if society didnt impose itself in others business. Because they have, well guess what they get to deal with all the resulting problems. The same bunch that took this on is now complaining about how this that or the other hurts their precous programs. Same with public edeucation and other public "benifits".

    Your or somebody elses obesity is NOT MY PROBLEM. I am not interested in the problem or looking it up. Because to be blunt it does not effect me or mine directly.

    Further I am not interested in some twit telling me how to live. They can piss off as far as I am concerned. I pay cash for my families health care and get superior service to the jokers that insist on using insurance for every bloody thing. Cash in the health care world is again becoming king. And about damn time. The only insurance I keep and only to keep from having to pay the government now is a very high deductable plan. Its real insurance that pays 100% after my deductable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Umm.... increased health care costs?

    Like it or not, we all pay in one way or another for increased cost of health care due to obesity, inactivity, drug abuse, and other "lifestyle" health issues. That's just one of many reasons why we have the most expensive health care on the planet.
    For whom? You? I suppose if you have a standard insurance plan then yea you might be paying for fat people, but your also paying for people with other health problems as well. Thats the nature of insurance. Risk pool. Duhh.

    I dont pay for fat people directly. I pay cash and very very good discounts. I do have an insurance plan. I am sure I am paying for all sorts of people and lifestyles as part of the premium. So what? It is a very high deductable type that I keep now simply becuase we are now being mandated to have insurance. I dont need it. I just keep it for compliance reasons. It seems to me that the people that wanted the universal health care are now whining about all the people who are making their rates go up because of this that or the other heatlth problem. Well that what happens when you incumber yourself with anothers care. Now you want to tell fat people what to do. Who else are you going to tell what to do about their health. What are you gona do when they come around and tell you what to do?

    YOUR health care is expensive, because you have insurance ie a version of prepaid health care. Mine insnt because my insurance is just that insurance, not prepaid health care. Like I said cash is king nowdays.
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    Did anyone actually read this POS spun article? Some things they calculate per capita, others they go per 100K. It's compiled specifically to get the answers they wanted, to paint the picture.

    The old truism holds - "three types of liars: liars, damn liars and statisticians".

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    Pretty sure there's more than 17 countries in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Like I said none of my business.

    Second the impacts claimed are SELF INCUMBERED by the society at large. They took on these sorts of problems when taking on the responsibility of provinding health care. There wouldnt be a problem if society didnt impose itself in others business. Because they have, well guess what they get to deal with all the resulting problems. The same bunch that took this on is now complaining about how this that or the other hurts their precous programs. Same with public edeucation and other public "benifits".

    Your or somebody elses obesity is NOT MY PROBLEM. I am not interested in the problem or looking it up. Because to be blunt it does not effect me or mine directly.

    Further I am not interested in some twit telling me how to live. They can piss off as far as I am concerned. I pay cash for my families health care and get superior service to the jokers that insist on using insurance for every bloody thing. Cash in the health care world is again becoming king. And about damn time. The only insurance I keep and only to keep from having to pay the government now is a very high deductable plan. Its real insurance that pays 100% after my deductable.
    Is it not your business if your country is becoming less competitive and productive because of decreasing lifespan and rising illness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Londoner View Post
    Is it not your business if your country is becoming less competitive and productive because of decreasing lifespan and rising illness?
    Except that's not why we've become less competitive. The long death of our manufacturing sector is the cause of that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Except that's not why we've become less competitive. The long death of our manufacturing sector is the cause of that one.
    The *only* cause?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Pretty sure there's more than 17 countries in the world.
    Yeah, but most of the rest of them are a lot poorer than America. This is a list of *developed* countries.

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